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Posted on 02/02/2012 8:20:06 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Obama: Jesus would tax the rich By: Jennifer Epstein February 2, 2012 10:12 AM EST
President Barack Obama tied his proposal to raise taxes on wealthy Americans to his faith on Thursday, telling leaders gathered for the National Prayer Breakfast that Jesus teachings have led him to that conclusion.
The rich pay more not only because I actually think that is going to make economic sense, but for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesuss teaching that for unto whom much is given, much shall be required. Obama said at the Washington Hilton, delivering remarks at an annual event that every president has attended since Dwight D. Eisenhower.
We can all benefit from turning to our creator, listening to him, Obama said. Avoiding phony religiosity . This is especially important right now when were facing some big challenges as a nation.
When I talk about our financial institutions playing by the same rules as folks on Main Street, when I talk about making sure insurance companies arent discriminating against those who are already sick or making sure that unscrupulous lenders arent taking advantage of most vulnerable among us, Obama said, I do so because I genuinely believe it will make the economy stronger for everybody, but I also do it because I know far too many neighbors in our country have been hurt and treated unfairly over the last few years. And I believe in Gods command to love thy neighbor as thyself.
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I am offended by a muslim like Obama speculating what Jesus would or wouldn’t do.
Hussien, stick to what you know, mo-ham-head.
Must be campaign time.
The passage has to do with knowledge and punishment for offense and misfeasance, not money or taxes.
That moron has NO idea what Jesus would do since he’s probably never voluntarily opened a Bible to find out! GRR!
Jesus would not tax anyone.
Jesus would ask the rich to give freely, of their own heart, for the purpose of glorifying God.
So Jesus is working as a tax collector or bureaucrat for Caesar and the State is God. Let me see if I can find the verse.
Rich people just like Warren Buffet’s secretary.
His interpretation of this passage is incredibly wrong and not taken in the context in which He was talking.
As a Christian, I can’t judge him, but when he spews fallacies, he must be called on it.
OR requiring jizya.
Jesus never took anything from anyone at the point of a bayonet.
The scriptures show that Jesus never supported forced compassion (Socialism) - Obama - but the scriptures show, too, that he didn’t support heartless capitalism, either - (Romney).
There is a coming Day when Obama will get to account directly to Jesus for that statement. I’m really waiting to see what Jesus has to say about a Muslim claiming to channel Christ the Lord.
This reaks of desperation.
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